Women in the News

Shop original newspapers featuring both famous and infamous women in print, along with other noteworthy news involving women and items of female interest, arranged in chronological order - most recent first.

Women in the News

Shop original newspapers featuring both famous and infamous women in print, along with other noteworthy news involving women and items of female interest, arranged in chronological order - most recent first.
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172054

Florence Nightingale...

Item #172054

June 06, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1857  Front page illustration and text on 'Florence Nightingale' and 'Annie M. Andrews'. An article on 'What Is To become of Nicaragua?' with reference to William Walker. Half page: 'The Governor's Mansion, Lecompton, Kansas Territory' & 'Lane's Fort on Mount Oread, Near Lawrence, Kansas Territory' Earl... See More  

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172048

Nicaragua... Charlotte Bronte...

Item #172048

May 16, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1857  Four illustrations of: "Rivers and Cities of Nicaragua", including "Junction of the San Carlos and San Juan Rivers", a small illustration of: "Jersey Pearls from Tiffany & Co."; illustrations of "Charlotte Bronte", four back page cartoons, and more.

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and co... See More  

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172026

Australia's gold fields...

Item #172026

February 28, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 28, 1857  Several illustrations from Australia's gold fields including scenes captioned: 'Going to the Diggings' 'Gold Fields on Mt. Alexander' and a view of 'Melbourne'. Also an illustration of 'James Boswell' but very few illustrations otherwise.

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additio... See More  

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172022

Map of Southern Africa... Costa Rica...

Item #172022

February 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1857 Just the 7th issue of this title. Two-thirds pg: "Map of the African Continent" showing the bottom half of it. Two pages with 8 prints of: "A Tramp Through the Backwoods of Costa Rica".

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.

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172010

"A Police-Officer's Seven Thousand Mile Chase"...

Item #172010

January 03, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1857  Few titles from the 19th century are as well known to the general public as this one, very widely circulated and often cited by contemporaries of the day. This newspaper would publish for 60 years and did much to document--in its many prints--the lifestyles of America in the last half of the 19th century, and for better or worse brought the horr... See More  

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580530

Naval Review Supplement... Florence Nightingale song...

Item #580530

April 26, 1856

SUPPLEMENT TO THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, April 26, 1856  This is The Grand Naval Review Supplement. The issues contains a large amount of illustrations and articles pertaining to Naval review at Spithead. Included is a fullpage song entitled "Florence Nightingale".



This is complete in 32 pages and is in very good condition.

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662692

Fascinating slave case...

Item #662692

April 09, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856  Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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209863

1854 Lawrenceburg IN Women Temperance...

Item #209863

June 07, 1854

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., June 7, 1854 This 4 page newspaper is in good condition. The back page has: An Address Delivered before the Daughters of Temperance...of Lawrenceburgh. By Mrs. Pauline E. Christian What Has Woman To Do In The Temperance Reformation? Other articles include: "Prohibitory Liquor Law" "Baby Show in Canada" and much more. Many interesting advertisement... See More  

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542122

Before Carrie Nation...

Item #542122

March 29, 1854

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, March 29, 1854  Page 2 has a report that says: "The cause of Woman's Rights is making rapid progress in Jeffersonville...On Friday night a number of women broke open a grocery and coffee-house...and demolished all the bottles and barrels containing liquor."

Other news of the day with several ads.

First leaf has a small piece missing i... See More  

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665896

Notable names to be at a woman's rights convention in New York...

Item #665896

August 05, 1853

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Aug. 5, 1853  Page 2 has  a nice article: "Conventions At New York" which concerns the women's rights convention to be held there next month. Mention of Lucy Stone being an organizer, and then a list of many other women to be there including Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and many others.

Four pages, nice condition.

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646563

"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #646563

January 20, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 



* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery




The front page has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "TH... See More  

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662733

"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #662733

January 18, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853 



* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery




The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details  of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning fil... See More  

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212836

1853 Manchester New Hampshire...

Item #212836

January 05, 1853

UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Jan. 5, 1853.

 

* Manchester New Hampshire

* Carrier's Address...




Page 2 has a lengthy poem: Carriers Address To the Patrons of the Union Democrat. News of the day includes: "The Presidential Election at Sea" "Female Heroism" "California News" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Small piece missing in the lower right corner of the s
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209704

Jamaica Long Island Carrier Address...

Item #209704

January 04, 1853

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1853 Front page has the Carriers Address To The Patrons Of The Long-Island Democrat. Takes a column and a bit more. Others headlines throughout this issue include references to: Long Island Railroad, Broadway Railroad, Female Physicians and much more. Stray writing above the masthead, bit irregular at the spine, a few scattered foxing spots, otherwise i... See More  

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609275

Two early woman's rights convention...

Item #609275

June 04, 1852

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 4, 1852  Page 6 has 2 reports of  early woman's rights conventions, headed: "Pennsylvania - Woman's Rights Convention" at West Chester, which lists the attendees including Lucretia Mott. This is followed by: "Ohio - The Woman's Rights Convention" with much detail. These reports take 2 columns.

Eight pages, close-trimmed at the botto... See More  

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609276

Early woman's rights convention...

Item #609276

June 03, 1852

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 3, 1852  Page 5 has about one-third of a column on: "Woman's Rights  Convention" with mention of Mary Ann Johnson as President, plus others (see). also on pg. 2: "Later From California" "Nearly $2,000,000 in Hold On the Way" "Mining Intelligence".

Eight pages, nice condition.

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211783

1851 Grand Masonic Hall Song...

Item #211783

June 13, 1851

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., June 13, 1851 Pg. 2 has an Ode Sung at the Dedication of the Grand Masonic Hall at Indianapolis. News of the day includes: "The Woman's Right's Convention" "Flood In The Mississippi" "Horrid Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. First leaf has a few very small holes, one a slightly affecting two words in the ode.

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660279

"Lively Turtle" by Charles Dickens...

Item #660279

October 26, 1850

HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, England, October 26, 1850



* Charles Dickens original writing within his own publication



Starting on the front page is "Lively Turtle", an original writing by Charles Dickens. While Household Words was a Dickens' publication, most of the literary contributions were made by others. Although he did make ongoing contributions, nearly all are unattributed.

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657169

A woman gold miner... Harshness of California life...

Item #657169

December 18, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1849  Page 3 has an interesting letter headed: "California Items" concerning: "The only white woman that I have seen in the mines...came here from Calcutta...dresses in trousers & wears a thin hat & red shirt as most of the miners do...Failing in business & becoming poor, he determined to dig a fortune out of ... See More  

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206735

Poet Louise Chandler Moulton...

Item #206735

July 22, 1847

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 23, 1860 The ftpg. has a poem: "The House In The Meadow. By Louise Chandler Moulton". Moulton was one of the more famous female poets of the era.

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600274

Woman slave case...

Item #600274

July 25, 1837

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, July 25, 1837



* Slave case



This issue contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout. Page 3 has a small one column heading: "A Slave Case" See image for text here.



Complete in 4 pages, minor foxing spots, nice condition.

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647534

Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...

Item #647534

January 07, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:

"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not ye... See More  

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556952

Marriage announcement with a catching name...

Item #556952

June 02, 1830

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, from Worcester, Massachusetts, dated June 2, 1830



* Marriage announcement with a catching name

* Impossible fasting ?



Listed among the page 2 marriages is one that reads: "In New York, Mr. Brooks Drinkwater to Miss Temperance Pond--a cold water match surely!"



The back page has a report about an Irish woman who had not eate... See More  

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646634

Uncommon Vermont title...

Item #646634

January 13, 1830

AMERICAN WHIG, VERMONT LUMINARY & EQUAL RIGHTS, Woodstock, January 13, 1830  Quite uncommon title which Gregory notes is held by several institution only with a few scattered issues. Page 1 has an article "Appendix - To the Narrative of Facts and Circumstance relating to the kidnapping and presumed Murder of Capt. Williams Morgan. Mrs. Morgan's Affidavit..." Page 4 has "... See More  

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205656

Slave Woman Case...

Item #205656

October 03, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, MD October 3, 1829. This 16 page newspaper has interesting news of the day throughout. A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue is an interesting report  of trial case of a woman slave that escaped. This issue is in nice condition except for little staining.

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671957

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #671957

September 19, 1829

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Sept. 19, 1829  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

Page 2 has an interesting article on th... See More  

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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556936

Bound too tightly...

Item #556936

July 08, 1829

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, & WORCESTER COUNTY ADVERTISER, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 8, 1829



* Lacing clothes too tight causes death ?




Page 2 has a report about the death of a "colored woman" from New York who died suddenly while ironing clothes. An inquest was held and a physician examined the body. It was determined by the physician



* ...that the deceased had been in the hab... See More  

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605343

Prison report...

Item #605343

November 18, 1826

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 18, 1826  Page 2 has an interesting report from the: "Massachusetts State Prison" and an article: "Female Samaritans" (see).

Four pages, nice condition.

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210916

1824 Massachusetts Spy...

Item #210916

October 13, 1824

MASSACHUSETTS SPY WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1824 A pg. 2 report from Utica says 99 boats arrived there during the last week, with details about the various cargo transported by the boats, including 193 tons of gypsum. Other news of the includes: "Female Influence" "English Opium" "Daring Outrage" "Trial For Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. Archival mend to ... See More  

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616729

Early periodical from Western Pennsylvania...

Item #616729

August 01, 1822

THE PITTSBURGH RECORDER, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1822  The volume 1 number 28 issue of a quite uncommon and very early periodical from Western Penna. Content is primarily religious & includes: "Palestine Mission - Journal of Mr. Parsons, from The Time When He left Jerusalem"; "Naval and Military Bible Society";  "London Female Penitentiary"; Reformation ... See More  

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213486

1818 Northwest Expedition

Item #213486

December 01, 1818

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1818.

* Northwest Expedition

* Ship Isabella

* 1818
 
On page 3 under Northern Expedition is a very detailed letter from an officer aboard the ship Isabella, employed in the North-West Expedition. Mentions Wygatt Island, Greenland, Four Island Point, Disko, Riskoll, Woman Islands, Black Hook, and Sandersons Hope. Much about the weather c
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219555

Alligator attack in North Carolina in 1816...

Item #219555

July 02, 1816

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 2, 1816.

 

* Woman killed by alligator in North Carolina



Page 3 has a report from Lumberton, N. Carolina about a woman attacked and killed by an alligator while riding across the Gum Swamp, with mention that the gator was killed later and measured eleven feet in length. Other news of the day includes: "Execution" "A Good Method of Destroying Crows"
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647673

Victory over the Creek Indians... Battle of Lake Erie...

Item #647673

December 25, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 25, 1813  The issue begins with: "The Embargo Law" which takes 3 pages. Also inside: "Female Heroism". Seven pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" which has a great wealth of content on the War of 1812. Among the reports & subheads here are: "Military--Wilkinson's Army" "The Southern Indians&... See More  

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673017

You know of Molly Pitcher. Do you know of Betsy Doyle?

Item #673017

December 16, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 16, 1812 



* Rare Betsy Doyle report

* Fort Niagara heroine

* War of 1812




Page 2 has: "Official Report To Brig. Gen. Smyth" signed by Geo. McFeeley commanding at Fort Niagara. This is a fine & very detailed account of the cannonading of Fort Niagara by the British, with the most notable portion being the report of the involvement of Betsy Doyle.

With... See More  

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222492

Scarce Woman's title for 1807...

Item #222492

October 10, 1807

THE LADYS MISCELLANY, N.Y., Oct. 10, 1807.

 

* scarce woman's newspaper



An uncommon title containing topical reports and literary-related content, apparently for women. Quarto-size, 8 pages., has lite staining in the lower and right margins extending into some text, otherwise good. 8 pages.

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649714

"The Lady of the Haystack"...

Item #649714

April 24, 1801

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 24, 1801  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Death of Loisa [Louisa]: The Maid of the Hay-Stack".

Four pages, minor margin foxing, good condition.



In 1776 an unfortunate woman was found sheltering under a haystack in Bourton, near Bristol. By day she would seek charity from the local people, but at night ... See More  

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631739

Provincial half-penny coins... John Wilkes' death...

Item #631739
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies.  Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).

Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More  

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636193

Provincial half-penny coins... John Wilkes' death...

Item #636193
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies.  Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).

Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More  

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666234

Death of early woman's rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft...

Item #666234

November 11, 1797

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Nov. 11, 1797 



* Mary Wollstonecraft death

* Women's rights advocate




Page 3 has a brief yet notable report under the heading: "Died" reading: "Lately in England, in child-bed, Mrs. Godwin; more known as Miss Wollstonecraft, the celebrated authoress of 'The Rights of Women'." Mary Wollstonecraft was a very early & famous advoc... See More  

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659399

Discussing the Jay Treaty, and more...

Item #659399

December 02, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Dec. 2, 1795 



* Uncommon title

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Inside has much under the heading: "France National Convention". Page 2 has some discussion concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, and a brief item noting: "There has been a battle between the Creeks & Chickasaws--the Creeks were defeated with 26 killed--The ... See More  

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643998

Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest feminists...

Item #643998

April 21, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 



* Mary Wollstonecraft

* Women's rights advocate




This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights ... See More  

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217610

Ad for the shortest woman in the world....

Item #217610

March 13, 1794

CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794  The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus
... See More  

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667607

A Boston magazine from 1793...

Item #667607
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1793  Page 1 has a descriptive article of the State House (the plate called for is lacking).

Also in this issue: "Essay on Female Charms" "Of Various Phenomena of the Ocean" "The Benefits of Adversity" "On the Excellence of Christianity" & much more.

At the back is "Foreign Occurrences" and "... See More  

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667214

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...

Item #667214

June 01, 1792

THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792 



* Very first issue of this rare publication



A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very first issue of the first woman's magazine in the United States.

It's full title is "The Ladies Magazine & Repository of Entertaining Knowledge" as noted on the title page, a ... See More  

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664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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606829

Rhode Island is obstinate in approving the Constitution...

Item #606829
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1790 



* United States Constitution

* Rhode Island refusing to accept




 Included is an unusual illustration (rarely found in 18th century magazines) of a chamber lamp, within the descriptive text. Other items include: "Character of General Lee" "Female Heroism: or Magnanimity of the Whig Lades in Charleston when that City w... See More  

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652664

A woman attempts to assassinate King George III...

Item #652664

August 10, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786 



* King George III murder attempt

* Margaret Nicholson




Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her. Part of the report notes: "...... See More  

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640292

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Prince William Sound...

Item #640292
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), November, 1784 



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska




This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from May, 1778 when they were exploring the Nor... See More  

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642354

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642354
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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657924

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #657924
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More  

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